Ever since Meghan Markle became part of the royal family, you’ve probably seen a difference in the way she dresses. Most especially the inclusion of tights into her outfits. In case you didn’t know, all royal women are required to wear tights during public occasions. Royal expert Victoria Arbiter told Marie Claire, “You never see a royal without their nude stockings. I would say that’s really the only hard, steadfast rule in terms of what the Queen requires.”
As Meghan slowly starts to incorporate tights into her wardrobe, we wanted to take a look at other royal women who have been seen wearing tights. These royals make it look pretty cool so here’s how you can cop their style
School girl aesthetic
Before Princess Charlotte went off on her first day of nursery school, she had a few photos taken. Just like any royal, she had on tights with a brown tone to them. This matched the color on the buttons of her red jacket jacket. To tie the whole look together, she wore red shoes. These tights from H&M have two sets for you to choose from. Similar to Princess Charlotte’s red shoes, get this Mary Jane pair from Dr. Martens.
Shop: H&M 2-Pack Tights. Available at SM Makati. Dr. Martens 8065 Mary Jane Cherry Red Smooth. Available at Bonifacio High Street.
Chillin’ with the Queen realness
A few days ago, Meghan Markle sat next to Queen Elizabeth II at the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Aside from chilling with the Queen, Meghan looked chic in beige dress, stockings, and black heels. This outfit is perfect fo when you want to feel like a boss in the office. Cop her look by buying sheer stockings like this one from Topshop. These black shoes have an almond toe and tapered heel. Wear this combo with wide leg trousers or a dress like Meghan.
Shop: Topshop Ultimate Sheer Tights 2 Pack. Available at Power Plant Mall. Charles & Keith Tapered D’orsay Heels. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Gray on gray
There is another tiny Princess who we can take some fashion notes from. Earlier this year, Princess Estelle of Sweden was photographed with Prince William and she had on the cutest outfit. If you’re looking for a casual look to wear to the movies, here’s what you need. First is a pair of gray tights that are opaque. Next up is a dress similar to Princess Estelle’s. This one has a round neck, short sleeves, and fringe trim. Finish off your outfit with black flats or loafers.
Shop: Falke Pure Matt 50 Denier Tights. Available on Net-a-Porter. Zara Fringed Tweed Dress. Available at Glorietta 4.
Kate Middleton is no stranger to wearing stockings for royal events. Here, she is seen with Prince William and Prince Harry. She wore a white blouse, black shoes, and patterned skirt. Want to wear something similar to a meeting? Grab a pair of sheer tights that you can wear with black heels. For the skirt, Uniqlo’s Eyelet piece is a great option. This also comes in orange or off white, if navy doesn’t go with your wardrobe.
Shop: Uniqlo HIgh Waist Cotton Lawn Eyelet Skirt. Available at Estancia Mall. Dorothy Perkins Nude 20 Denier Magic Tights. Available at SM Megamall.
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